Actually in my area the dish buy back offer is incredible I will get $40 credit for 12 months. Which will make my monthly service at $69.99 a month for 12 months for way more good channels then dish and directv combined including more hd channels as well as local hd channels included for free. As I mentioned in other posts comcast has a unique set top box which includes the following: dvr, receiver, hd, ota all in one. The service includes all of the popular on demand channels starz, hbo, cinemax, tmc, showtime which each have tons of movies, series, specials etc.... and comcast offers it's own on demand channels which include tons of free content and pay per view including hd ppv on demand. (But I guess all of this depends on the area) I paid about $5-600 for my 921 after the 12 months I will be paying 9.95 for dvr, (which by the way is similar to tivo software, which has many options like season pass etc similar to nbr as well) which if I take the $600 and divide by 9.95 a month will give me 60 years thats 60 years of dvr service which includes all upgrades, updates etc. (But again I guess this all depends in the area you live in). Last time I checked I will have over 40 premium movie channels in my area, compared to dish's 28 or so premium movie channels. The downside as I said before might be the dvr disk capacity but with all the on demand channels I can now use all my hd space for ota local, hd movie and special recordings. Also with on demand starz has announced new technology that will bring better service to on demand customers which include (now here this): movie will premiere on the on demand service at least 2 weeks in advance of premiering on the regular (traditional) starz channel and (now here this) technology that when turned on will include personal movie selections. So versus dish I end up spending after the first 12 months a little over $13 more per month but look at everything else I will be getting. The dvr is a dual tuner and has a swap option which is similar to tivo which allows you to pause on one channel hit the swap button and watch another channel pause, reweind etc and flip between each channel. With the dish buy back offer (depending on the area you live) you can give them whatever receiver you have I don't know what proof other than the receiver you will need but maybe a copy of your satellite bill. The downside in my area is I cannot get upn9hd or wb11hd through comcast cable box. Check out this website for on demand and hdtv info: http://comcast.m0.ne...m/mic/index.asp
There is also a way better chance that wwe 24/7 will be coming to cable first.
Some people might make the argument well the on demand selection are not determined by the individual so thats why a person needs a high capacity dvr, the only way you will find out if the on demand selections does not have what you want or whether the dvr memory is not enough is to try. For me is great due to the fact I do not have to record that many programs for kids now so that will save me space because comcast have many family/kids on demand movies, cartoons etc... I had cablevision, direct, dishnetwork, comcast and I believe overall the best was directv (but I do not have comcast installed yet, so I think this will change and I believe the overall best will be comcast). Directv when i had it with tivo was great channel selection was alright but the service was great, changed channels online with no fees (dish network charges for downgrades directv does not). Wish me luck comcast will be coming over in two days. I dont know whether I should give them my 921 or give them another receiver and sell my 921 over ebay any advice is anyone going through what I am going through? Thanks in advance